Happy New Year to all of you. I hope you all had a great Christmas holiday and got a ton of presents. This past Christmas and my birthday as well a few days ago, I had gotten quite a few presents and am very thankful to everybody.
One of the more notable gifts I got was the Amazon Echo from my brother. It’s a very generous gift and one that I’ve wanted to try out for some time now. The Amazon Echo I received was the second generation version and I’ll be writing up an article on this and talking about these Smart Speakers more in depth in that article.
With the new year, CES is just around the corner as well. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this year and I do sorely miss going. However, all the times I’ve went, I was there on business and was so busy that I wasn’t able to really walk the show floor and see all the goodies.
I hope to go back to CES some day and just walk the floor as a guest and not have to work it as I did in the past.
Talking about CES and conventions in general, it does bring back some memories where we would setup and man our company’s booth at these conventions. They were both exciting and exhausting at the same time.
We’re talking about setting up the booth into the late hours and getting up early for the start of the convention. And then late nights every night meeting with media, vendors and event parties into the wee hours. Then starting early again for the next day of the convention. So much fun but so exhausting.
After these convention, I would need a week off to recuperate but right after the show, it is back to business following up on the leads from the convention and working the media.
So, again, Happy New Year to you all. I’m looking forward to this new year.